The University of Iowa

Advisory Council

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The Iowa Reading Research Center Advisory Council advises and assists the IRRC through:

  • Representing stakeholder voices and perspectives in the area of literacy
  • Fostering collaboration between the Iowa Reading Research Center and the evaluation community
  • Staying abreast of emerging trends, research, and effective literacy practices
  • Identifying additional research needs and ways to apply research to practice in Iowa schools and communities
  • Reviewing and recommending projects and priorities to the Iowa Department of Education

What Members Are Saying About the Advisory Council

“The Advisory Council offers a way for groups who care about literacy in Iowa to share input and feedback with the IRRC, so they can best meet the needs of Iowa students, teachers, and communities.”

- IRRC Advisory Council Chair Katie Greving

"The IRRC is an awesome resource for our state. It needs an advisory council to champion its cause and to provide feedback and direction on priorities. Council members are driven to turn research into action and ultimately to improve outcomes for students. We serve as listeners, critical friends, and advocates for the transformative work that Dr. Reed and her team lead at the IRRC."

- IRRC Advisory Council Vice Chair Shane Williams

Upcoming Meetings

September 17, 2021

December 3, 2021

May 4, 2022

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Click here for meeting agendas and minutes

Advisory Council By-Laws

PDF iconClick here to read the Iowa Reading Research Center Advisory Council By-Laws.

Membership

The advisory council is made up of representatives from the Iowa Department of Education, Local and Area Education Agencies, Iowa’s colleges and universities, and community organizations and family partners.

Advisory Council Members